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Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
obama has said no nuclear weapon and as rob i think has s correctly underscoring, the prime minister is talking about soething short of that with regard to the uranium enrichment. i think it's still vague as to exactly where the line is but those are two different things. >> woodruff: how do you see the difference? >> i think it's not so much a difference as clarity on what it means to prevent a nuclear weapon. of course, if they're just about to turn the screw it's too late to bomb them and prevent that. so what prime minister netanyahu did was offer israel's view of what a definition of prevention, a goal to which both governments agree what a definition would be in practice. >> woodruff: i s reading today there was disagreement inside netanyahu's own government that the israeli foreign ministry concludes that the economic sanctions are hitting iran hard calling for another round of economic sanctions. is that significant? >> the economic sanctions are hitting iran the iranian economy is in trouble and the reason why we haven't seen results with regard to the iranian negotiating posit
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Sep 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and the derivatives have been around ndreds and maybe even ouands years. 's a naturally occurring substance from which bath salts are derived. >> woodruff: so tell us, dr. de felice, how are they used and how are they different from other illegal drugs we're familiar hearing about, methamphetamine, for example. >> well, first of all, bath salts is not a defined substance. it's a combination of drugs. there are several main components in bath salts so it contain what is are called kethanones, specifically synthetic ones. and some of them behave like methamphetamine but other of the synthetic kethanones behave like cocaine. so it's an insidious combination of two drugs, one of which, the methamphetamine like component releases dopamine into the brain and the other called n.d.p.v. actually prevents dopamine from being taken up again. so it's as if a person were to take methamphetamine and cocaine in just the right way to keep the high in the brain for long periods of time. >> woodruff: what affect does that of v on a person? >> well, dopamine is a transmitter used for quite a few nor
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Sep 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
him. s is an excellent poll, a poll widely respected by the professionals in the field. and it shows him behind in all three states that he really needs to win. and if you look at all the swing states, whatever it s however many you count, he is pretty much behind in all of them, usually by a much smaller margin. and to me what is most interesting about the poll movement in the last week is that romney is going down. and so the president is up a little but the president had a bounce and his bounce is pretty much over. but romney's going down. and so and if you look at where the movement happened, bill clinton was an important turning point and then maybe this week, it's hard to believe a week will help him but there is clearly a sense, certainly among republican circles that romney is behind. >> woodruff: how do you feel. >> kind of the same. romney's pollster put out a statement early in the week saying that nobody should pay, get too flustered by these polls, they kind of reflected a sugar high after the democratic convention. i think it's looking more like one of those prote
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Sep 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
walker went after collective r gaining, made changes there. there s a huge recall effort. but labor and the democrats were beat back. wasn't that a significant setback for organized labor? >> well it was a setback. you have to remember that $60 million went into that state from the outside to help scott walker. we had boots on the ground. we're going to continue to have boots on the ground. it was a setback but we were worn in wisconsin. 75 years ago. because of patronage and disrespect that was shown to state workers, we were there 75 years ago. we're there today. we're going to be there tomorro we just got to organize like never before. our folks are excited. they are frustrated but excited because they understand the importance of this election in november. if you heard what was said in that republican convention last week, they were attacking labor. they were attacking working families. they were attacking the middle class. we've got to coalesce with our allies. we have to fight back. >> woodruff: jim hoffa, what about that? the wisconsin situation where the governor went out of his
WETA
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to get into the 30's or upper 30's in the latino votes hoping to make a dent. so the other side of that judy, the white male vote which the democrats have to get a percentage of. they can't write it off or somehow disregard it. >> ifill: we just heard just leaving the statement right now is the mayor of charlotte, anthony quinn of the host city but now we're going to go to the floor and listen to senate majority leader, harry reid of nevada.çç [crowd cheering] >> my name is harry reid. [crowd cheering] >> majority leader of the united states senate. i'm the senator from sensual --h light, nevada it's my pleasure to speak about barack obama a man who has brought character to the presidency. his strength of character leads him to do the right thing even when it isn't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president obama made the tough and right call to bring the wo
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Sep 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
andann breuer, s boss, were more concerned, according to this report, were more concerned about public relations management, try to make sure that they didn't get bad press and the a.t.f. didn't get bad press over it. >> brown: so some of those top officials are, as i said, referred for possible disciplinary action. but as to the attorney general himself, no evidence of any wrongdoing? >> right, he doesn't know about this until early 2011 when senator charles grassley of iowa in his office tells him about it, hands him a letter and says "i'd like you to lo into this. he wasn't aware that there were two firearms at the scene of the bryan terry murder that were tied to this operation and he apparently-- the first thing he did was ask for an investigation by the inspector general, which is why this has come forward now. >> brown: now, is it therefore now up to eric holder as to what kind of disciplinary action is-- or whether there is any against the people that were cited? >> he's taken a couple of actions. weinstein's gone, ken melson, the former head of the a.t.f., has retired. nd i'm
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Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
near 13,540. the nasdaq rose 41 points to close near 3,156. both the dow and the s&p finished at their highest since december of 2007. the u.s. house has passed a six- month spending bill to avert a government shutdown on september 30. the stopgap measure allows spending to rise across the bod over last ar's budget deal between the president and republicans. it's also $19 billion more than the budget written by congressman paul ryan, but the republican vice presidential nominee said he supported it reluctantly. a senate committee heard today the social security disability system is overwhelmed with claims. investigators reviewed some 300 cases. they found that 25% of the time, officials awarded benefits without much review just to reduce the backlog. the social security administration said the problem involves only a "small number" of its disability administrators, and it's working to improve. in mexico, the government hailed the capture of jorge eduardo costilla sanchez last night by mexican marines. he is said to be one of the country's top drug bosses. costilla was put on disp
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
embattled government pledged support for the u.n.'s new diplomatic envoy, lakhdar brahimi. the 78-year-old former algerian diplomat replaces kofi annan, who resigned last month after his peace plan failed to halt the country's civil war. in damascus, the syrian information minister voiced hope that brahimi will succeed. >> ( translated ): syria welcomed the appointment of lakhdar brahimi, and will offer him every possible help, the maximum assistance the way we did with kofi annan. we will make sure his mission will not lead to a blocked wall like what happened with kofi annan, when the external sides did not respond to his mission and international role. >> holman: meanwhile, the new head of the international red cross arrived in syria. he planned to appeal for greater humanitarian access to civilians caught in the fighting. thousands of syrians have become refugees, death toll and opposition groups say 5,000 were killed in the conflict in august-- the highest monthly death toll yet. the u.n.'s children's fund-- unicef-- estimates 1,600 people died last week alone. a nato soldier was
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Sep 20, 2012 10:00pm PDT
gospels have come to light over the last century a s that there are raucous debates over all kinds of things, including marriage and sexuality. one of the questionsing the debated is did you hae to be celibate to be a good christian? and in knowing at least one group of christians portrayed jesus as married, here we have an example of the leading figure of christianity who himself has a wife and not only a wife but if you read this text the way professor king does a wife who is able to be a disdisciple. so you have a woman and in king's reading very possibly mary magdalene who is not only portrayed as a wife but also someone who's able to be a disciple and certainly the question of women's role in the church is one that's still being debated today and, you know, the catholic church still will only open the priesthood to celibate men. so this could have bearing on those debates. >> suarez: to the extent that these subjects are still very sensitive, has there been an official reaction or a reaction from the church? you here that in rome from the roman catholic church or from other schol
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Aug 31, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> s there a lot of, you can read between the lines when you talk about jurisdictional individualsio, statute of limitations occurred nine and ten years ago, there were no crimes, alleged crimes. the is alsoin the case of ginadu who died at abu ghraib in 2003, for example in that case it is alleged navy seals bet him first before he was transferred to the custody of the cia interrogater and the reporting is that that interrogater may not have actually beaten him but he was strung up in a way with broken ribs that causes death. and there's a lot of question about who had custody when, and just weren't able to make a case. >> warner: so you mean that is the case in which the military autopsy said it was a homicide but are you ying when are yo prosecuting you are trying to make thease t was hard to know who was really responsible for the fatal injuries. >> that appears to be how it shook out. >> now how did these two cases, first of all, does this close the book, are these the last of the cases that the justice department was looking at? >> it does. it closes the book on the criminal in
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Sep 10, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >>oodruff: 57 days to go. and counting. stu rothenberg, susan page, thank you both. >> thank you. s. >> brown: still to come on the newshour, teachers take to the picket lines in chicago; sectarian strife roils iraq; better futures grown on the vine; protecting the health of an ace pitcher; and tv news as therapy for asperger's. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan >> sreenivasan: congress returned to work today from the summer recess, but with muted expectations. major decisions were expected to wait until after the election. republicans running the house and democrats leading the senate did hope to agree on a six-month spending bill. that would fund the government operations and buy time to deal with major decisions on taxes and spending. the mayor of trenton, new jersey, will face federal corruption charges. the f.b.i. arrested mayor tony mack early today. he allegedly plotted to take bribes of more than $100,000. u.s. attorney paul fishman said the mayor's so-called "bagman," joseph georgianni, was recorded comparing them to a notorious 19th-century boss
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
about whether students are ready for college and what the s.a.t.'s tell us. ray suarez has that. >> suarez: the latest scores are out for the high school class of 2012, the new freshmen starting work at colleges across the country-- and the news is not good. the college board, which oversees the s.a.t., reported that 57% of seniors do not seem ready for college based on their test scores. the board also reported that reading scores have fallen to their lowest point in four decades. out of a perfect score of 800 in each category, the mean reading score fell slightly to 491; writing dropped by a point to 481; and math dropped one point to 505. since 2008, reading and writing scores have dipped, while math has remained stable. what do these scores tell us about students' readiness? we get two views. jim montoya is a vice president of the college board. he is a former dean of admissions for stanford university. and roger thompson is the vice provost for enrollment management at the university of oregon. the system has more than 24,000 students, 20,000 of which are undergraduates. mr
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Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, because manufacturing is-- is, again, having a hard time displar.>> warner: the poverty s at near record levels but it remained flat. >> the poverty rate is tough to deal with. on the one hand, poverty in this country arguably does not get enough attention and the middle class arguably gets too much attention from those of us in the media. you want to use this as what seems a rare chance to focus on poverty. but this statistics is so flawed in so many different ways it's hard to pay too much heed to it. the main way in which it's flawed is it doesn't take into account all the things the government tries to do to alleviate poverty, many of the benefits the government gives out to the poor, benefits that rise from the recession are excluded from this it also doesn't treat regions differently. so you're right, people expected a little bit of an uptick. i would actually say the right portrait of poverty are not the numbers that come out today. they're the numbers that come out other times of year that give a richer sense of the experiences people are actually having than the poverty r
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Sep 20, 2012 12:00am PDT
do you figure that out? >>'s been a lot of ups and downs. the latest michigan survey will come out or has come out showing a pretty high number but it only brings us back to where we were in jan. >> pelley: what do you mean by "high number"? >> in terms of consumer confidence. so there's a fragility to people's attitudes about the future because we've been up and down and people have been disappointed. i think the key thing is people think it's really important, that the choice is really important. republicans think it's important because they so abhor president obama and his policies and the democrats are not about to accept mitt romney who they have a very poor opinion of. >> ifill: is this something, mark, that's new since the conventions? all year long we've been hearing voters are so turned off by the negativity that you think that would depress enthusiasm and engagement. >> i think the democratic conventions appear-- at least from the snapshot at the moment-- to have reenergizeed a lot of democrats who i think were feeling badly about everything about politics and the economy
WETA
Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
different it's a im chatcl ane evuge imclbeate change believers say s totally false. but many do agree with watts' criticism of muller for presenting his report in a newspaper rather than in a scientific journal. >> he has not succeeded in terms of how science views, you know, a successful his papers have not passed peer review. in science a peer review means you give talks to the public. you send your papers to colleagues around the world. that's what i did after i wrote the op-ed, i put all the papers available on the web. >> reporter: the fight over climate change is anything but academic. whether the politicians listen to the 97% of scientists who say that it is real or they pay attention to the vocal community of skeptics will determine to a large extent what regulations and what laws get passed. neither presidential candidate is talking about climate change, but in congress it's a different story. 74% of u.s. senate republicans publicly question the science of global warming. including oklahoma senator james in hoff who thinks it's a hoax. >> those people who really believe that
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
be supporting u.s. jobs. wisconsin builds ships. we are on the great lakes. wisconsin@).s"s engines and components for naval ships, coast guardships we need buy america policies also. >> you are supporting higher tariffs on boats, ships and steel you have a more aggressive trade policy that makes it harder to import things is the way to create jobs here? >> no, when there's cheating going on it needs to be corrected. because if we don't have a level playing field how can we compete? you have billions of dollars of subsidies being given to what they are claiming is free enterprise in china. that is not a level playing field. it's hurting wisconsin jobs and closing wisconsin plants. it's happening elsewhere in the country. we need a level playing field. >> farmers in wisconsin export to china do they agree with you? >> i don't think they have any problems in tariffs on paper products. >> i am asking if they are afraid that china will slap on their products? >> we need fair rules and we need to be tougher in that regard. >> is wisconsin gettable for democrats either in your race agains
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Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects s. >> intel. sponsors of tomorrow. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... ths program was ma possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama faced an international audience today against the backdrop of a reelection campaign at home and anti-american violence abroad. the president took the stage at the unitedded nations urging the assembledded leaders to address the wave of anger across the muslim world. >> the attacks of last two weeks are not simply an assault on america. they're also an assault on the very ideals upon which the united nations was founded. if we are serious about these ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart and the hop
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to s argument. >> the flip side is to say the president doesn't want to talk about his record. he spends a lot of time avoiding talking about his exprord he hasn't said one specific thing about what he would do in the second term, especially different from what he has done. you will hear again and again and correctly, it didn't work this time, and you have no other ideas? come on. you're going to hear that a lot inform fall. >> brown: you were in tampa with paul salomon. at the convention did you hear what you wanted to hear from the republican side? did you hear something that helps what we've been talking about with the unemployment numbers? >> i don't go to conventions to hear specifics. they're festivals for each party's idea. it's outside of that. and you do see far more specifics out of the republican ticket on tax reform, entitlement reform, ways to take on the debt crisis, which is looming, and where we're just not hearing anything out of of the obama campaign. >> brown: conversely, did you hear anything in last week in charlotte that gave you some hope that there is a pol
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Sep 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
s all about. >> well, this was operation conceid inhoenix, in the a.t.f. office in phoenix. and the plan was to basically go after big-gun traffickers. they wanted to follow guns and see where it led and see if they could get to some major figures in gun trafficking. it was in 2009/2010 and they allowed, essentially, agents allowed about 2,000 firearms to be trafficked to suspected smugglers, many of which were-- have turned up in months since in crime scenes in mexico and the united states. there was very little effort to interdict the weapons to stop them from going across the bordeand, of course, with the deh ofgentryan try and other deaths, we see what the consequences are. >> brown: so the key questions became-- of course, it became a political issue, who is responsible for this, how much were the white house and the attorney general's office involved? so what does the report tell us? >> well, the harshest criticism comes down for an official in the criminal division, his name is jason weinstein. he resigned yesterday under pressure. and essentially he is called out for repeate
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
opportunity to single out iran for aiding forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. 's most important lifeline is iran. last week a senior iranian official publicly acknowledged that members of the iranian revolutionary guard corp. are operating inside syria. there is no longer any doubt that tehran will do whatever it takes to protect its proxy and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo intensified as rebels made their broadest push yet to drive assad's forces out. heavy clashes were reported with government troops firing tank and mortar shells, while rebels fought back with heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. it was the heaviest fighting the city has se
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Aug 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
remodeled it. it had never had water in it. you can s that the water was up above the base of those window frames right there and that put about eight inches of water in this house. that house has been here, that boarding house has been here for over 100 years, never had water in it and it has six inches of water in it we're coming back, there is no doubt about that, we'll rebuild. but it's a heartbreaker. >> reporter: heading east baton rouge and the campus of lsu. the school is holding hundreds of evacuees with special medical needs. and just blocks away from the makeshift emergency health facility the campus is also hosting close to 100,000 football fans for the home opener at tiger stadium on saturday. once again, the lsu field house is no stranger for hurricane relief efforts. >> we have doctors and nurses here from different state agencies. some volunteers. and we take care of people who don't qualify to go into a hospital but can't take care of themselves at home. so we take care of them here. i think it was in 1996 we started off with hurricane george, if you all remember th
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